Hotel & Travel
2023 North American Career Education Convention
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Registration Rates for Members
Group discounts are available to school members for groups over 5 attendees. Every attendee from your institution, after the 5th registrant, will receive 50% the Convention registration cost. For more information and how to register, contact Jessica Brown at 571-800-6521 or email@example.com.
(if selected for a breakout session)
Education Member: $599 | Allied Member: $795
Registration Rates for Nonmembers
Cancellation Policy: Registration fees will be refunded only if written notice of cancellation is received at CECU on or before June 1, 2023. Due to COVID-19, CECU will allow attendees to cancel for a full refund, without penalty through June 1, 2023, and no refund will be made for cancellation after June 1, 2023. Please note that this cancellation policy applies only to attendees. Please see the the exhibitor page for information regarding booth cancellations.
Payments: All attendee registration payments are due to CECU by June 1, 2023. Checks can be mailed to 1530 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1050, Arlington, VA 22209. Please refer to the exhibit hall page for dates related to exhibit booth registration.
*Each 10x10 booth includes two complimentary exhibitor attendees. Exhibitors will receive a discount code to register attendees with.
**Guest registrants will only be granted access to the exhibit hall for evening receptions.
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Thursday, June 22, 2023
Breakout Sessions & Roundtable Discussions
Quality sessions is an integral part of the Career Education Convention. We take pride in bringing attendees top sector experts and leaders together who can provide the most current and relevant information that you need in order to best serve your campus and your students. This year, we are adding Roundtable Discussions to the Convention schedule to provide an additional opportunity to discuss today's hot topics and network with colleagues from across North America.
The Call Session for Breakout Sessions and Roundtable Discussions for the 2023 Convention will be available March 1 - 31, 2023.
Breakout Session & Roundtable Discussion FAQs
What is the difference between Breakout Sessions and Roundtable Discussions?
Breakout sessions along with keynote sessions create the core content and foundation of the Career Education Convention. Breakout sessions are formal, 1-hour sessions proposed and presented by experts in the career education sector. Roundtable discussions are 30-minute sessions intended to supplement the content of breakout and keynote sessions, while providing an informal discussion environment to connect with other attendees on hot topics in higher education. Both proposal forms will be open from March 1 – 31, 2023. Please note, there are separate forms for the Breakout Session and Roundtable Discussions.
Who should submit a proposal?
Thought leaders across career education are encouraged to propose sessions for the Convention. Please note that you must be a CECU/NACC member prior to the event to be eligible to have your session accepted.
Can I submit a proposal for a breakout session and roundtable discussion?
Yes, you are welcome to submit interest for both.
For more information and FAQs, please review the guidelines linked in the grey buttons above.
2023 Convention Exhibitors
Exhibit Hall Schedule
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Booth Registration Rates
2023 Exhibit Hall & Exhibitor Listing
Why Exhibit? The Career Education Convention is the largest event in the postsecondary career education sector. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with leaders in the sector. We have planned several food and beverage functions that will take place in the exhibit hall to maximize foot traffic and opportunities to actively engage with attendees.
Cancellations and Refunds: In the event of cancellation of the Convention due to fire, strikes, government regulation or other causes beyond CECU control, CECU shall not be liable for failure to hold the Convention as scheduled, and CECU shall determine the amount of exhibit fees to be refunded. Due to COVID-19, CECU will allow booths to cancel for a full refund, without penalty through April 15, 2023, and no refund will be made for cancellation after April 15, 2023. In the event that the meeting is canceled, all registrations and exhibit fees will be refunded or adjusted to account for a virtual event.
Hotel & Travel
"Kansas City, the original Gateway to the West, is known for its warm, welcoming hospitality. The new Loews Kansas City Hotel embodies that feeling from the minute you walk through the front doors. It starts with one of the most convenient locations in town—directly connected to the Kansas City Convention Center and within walking distance to the city’s most exciting dining and entertainment in the Kansas City Power & Light District. There’s a swirl of fresh energy in downtown KC and Loews Kansas City Hotel puts you in the center of it all.
You’ll feel it in our lobby bar, the perfect gathering place whether you’re heading out for dinner or wrapping a day of business. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide beautiful views of the city and the stylish space is designed for groups of all sizes to meet and mingle. You can eat like a local in our three-meal restaurant or grab a bite to go from our lobby coffee shop and when it’s time to unwind, enjoy a treatment at our spa or take a dip in our indoor saltwater lap pool. Our business center, fitness center, and a long list of services are at the ready to take care of whatever you may need during your stay.
Locals, visitors, business travelers, families, and pets—we can’t wait to welcome you all to Loews Kansas City Hotel."
Health & Safety
CECU will continue to monitor COVID-19 and all federal, state, and local recommendations/requirements in order to produce an enjoyable but safe event for all involved. As we approach the event dates we will update attendees on recommendations, requirements, and other important information related to COVID-19.
Hotel Booking Disclaimer: Please Note: CECU has not given any third parties permission to block, reserve, or book hotel reservations on their behalf. If you receive inquiries from a third party to book hotel reservations, this constitutes an interference with CECU’s contractual agreement with the hotel. In addition, CECU has no recourse for reservations made through a third party. These inquiries are misleading solicitations to CECU’s attendees and exhibitors, which are not authorized by CECU. These companies have no affiliation with CECU. Please do not respond to these attempts. All CECU endorsed and negotiated housing options are posted here on our website.
This year, The North American Career Education Convention has chosen Operation Breakthrough as our local community partner.
Operation Breakthrough surrounds 700 of Kansas City's most vulnerable children and their families with opportunities – to learn, connect, be nurtured and prepare for success. The program runs cradle to career, helping little children become school-ready, helping school-agers stay on track and offering teens real-world experiences in digital electronics, graphic design and more. The average OB family lives on about $1,000 a month, so OB adds on-site health care, therapy, parenting classes and financial literacy. We empower people to breakthrough to a bright future!
Attendees will have the chance to participate in on site activities integrated within the Convention program, sponsored by Elsevier.
All donations from the CECU and NACC communities can be collected through the online portal prior to the event, or onsite. As a part of the North American Alliance, CECU and NACC will match the total number of collections made prior to the Convention
Thank you to our sponsors Elsevier for continuing your continued support to the Give Back initiative to our local communities.
June 20 - 22, 2023
Loews Kansas City Hotel
Kansas City, MO
Event will be held fully in-person
Thank you to our sponsors!